I am just wondering if anyone has any opinions about these two bikes. The Global is just the base model. There is only a $20 difference in price so I am just looking for any input from someone who has one and what they like or dislike about them and maybe if one has a better track record than the other. I started riding to work a few years ago because of gas prices and started to enjoy it. I think it might be time to upgrade from my Wal-Mart Roadmaster to something lighter and more paved trail friendly. It is roughly 8 miles each way and I usually ride four days a week and on some weekends. Any advice or opions are greatly appreciated. Thanks.